weekly report: 4/26 – 5/2

Happy Monday and May The Fourth Be With You!

Yup, it’s May already. We had a great April and the fun is just going to continue. Summer is right around the corner, and while I won’t be getting all that much of a vacation this year, it will be nice to have little man out of school and doing fun things.

Here’s how the week played out.

Sunday – rest

The big day had arrived! While little man was still at my parents’ house, we worked hard to get everything set for his surprise guests. The bounce house arrived and we set out the rest of the decorations and food.

Little man was so surprised!

Everyone ate and drank and played to their hearts’ content, and it was just the most lovely way to spend the day.

Monday – rest

Obviously, we were all pretty tired the next day, so instead of getting up early to run, I got up early to finish clean up. I also had an appointment at the Apple store to get the camera in my new iPhone fixed – it had been glitchy since the day it was purchased and it needed to be dealt with. I was able to get a bit done while I was waiting for it to be replaced, so at least it was a productive day.

Tuesday – 3.1 miles

I was glad to squeeze in a run before work.

It definitely starts the day right.

When I got home, we went to karate, and I spent the evening tidying up for little man’s 7th birthday the next day.

Wednesday –  rest

Little man’s birthday! I can’t believe he is seven years old!

We started the day with a candlelit donut, per his request.

We dropped him at school and then it was home to finish up his cake. He wanted a share cake that looked like a block of Minecraft dirt. Done.

My parents showed up a little early and mom helped me out by wrapping his presents (she’s one of the world’s best gift wrappers so it was welcome assistance).

When little man got home from school, he was so excited to open his presents. He got Lego and some new sheets for his new mattress from his grandparents (which may well be one of his favorite gifts). It was a good day.

His dinner request? Cereal bar.

I had to add some scrambled eggs and sausage for balance.

Little man was thrilled. It really is one of his favorite meals.

And then we had cake.

I just can’t believe he’s seven! Where is time going?

Thursday – rest

Now that the big birthday was over, there were other projects to which I had to turn my attention. It was a pretty busy day of work and when I got home, I had to do some editing for a photo client. I was glad to be able to check another thing off my checklist.

Friday – 4 miles

The weather was absolutely gorgeous. It was practically cool. I decided to make up for my low mileage week by going out for four miles instead of my usual three point one.

It was fabulous.

Mr PugRunner and I had a much-needed date with Avengers: Age Of Ultron



We both loved it, although we both need to see it again – so much happened and it was easy to get distracted. My favorite character had a lot of airtime, which was nice to see, and even though it wasn’t an epic film, it was entertaining. James Spader’s Ultron was perhaps one of the most fun villains ever.

Afterwards, Mr PugRunner and Papa Bear went to pick their horses for the Kentucky Derby, while little man, my mom and I headed over to school for a big basket raffle event they were hosting. My mom won a huge laundry basket and an Italian night basket! There were some great prizes and it seemed to be a great fundraiser for the school.

Saturday – rest

I was planning to run a local 5K this morning, but somehow, it just didn’t work out that way. I was a little bummed, but we had a lot of stuff on tap, so I moved on.

Little man has his last baseball game of the season. His team played great!

Afterwards, he went with Papa Bear to see Avengers while I got a much-needed haircut with highlights. Yay!

My mom made a yummy dinner (I didn’t get to have lunch so I was pretty ravenous) and then we headed home.


The week flew by because we were so busy. In some ways, that’s great. In others, I need a bit of a break, too. I’m pretty happy with where my running is at, and I was thrilled for the cooler temperatures and overcast days.

How was your week in training?

What’s a movie you saw recently and loved?

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11 Responses to weekly report: 4/26 – 5/2

  1. We haven’t been the movies in almost a year. We are waaaaay over due and I want to see the new Avengers flick. My MIL is visiting for a few weeks this month, so we may have to arrange a movie date night to catch up.
    Love little man’s face with his donut candle cake. So cute. You’re such a good mama for making his favorites. Nice job on the cake too!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      When our little guy was young, movies were the things I missed a lot of. I was so excited when he was old enough to start going (and now, going to the movies is one of his favorite activities!)

      He was so specific about his requests this year. He loves going out to eat, so I kind of appreciated that he just wanted a simple dinner at home. Thanks – I kind of wish he would have wanted a more elaborate cake, but the birthday boy gets what he asked for.

  2. Your posts make me so hungry. That cake looks so delicious!
    Awesome job with your runs, look at your times!!! Even with the longer distance!
    Totally get where you’re coming from with needing a break. I’m teetering on the edge of meltdown with my lack of time. But I just hired a new barn helper for the weekends, and he starts the weekend after next. I see a light at the end of this tunnel!
    I haven’t seen a movie in FOREVER. I had a bunch I wanted to see, but just never did. Not sure why.
    Training was good and bad this week. I had a little trouble with motivation early on, so my three on Tues became one on Wed. Oops. I ran it under 10 minutes though, so that must count for something? Thurs was my three miler with my running buddy and her dog, and it was lovely. Definitely slow, but it’s nice to just head out for some conversation sometimes. Saturday I ran my first 5K since autumn. I didn’t PR. Not at all. But I DID manage to place 3rd in my age group! Sort of. Technically I was 4th, but my friend who’s my age, was fastest female. Since they don’t double dip, that bumped me to 3rd. I’ll take it! My plan was go home and run another 6 to make up my long run this weekend, but it wasn’t to be. I had to ride the horses and be at dinner for 6:30, and time was quickly getting short. So I thought maybe I’d try to squeeze in 7 on Sunday. But I had a funeral to attend for a close family friend, and that was pretty much the entire day. New plan: run 4 Tues AM then 5 Tues PM on the treadmill to make up for the missed long run. We’ll see how that plays out!
    Have a great week!
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  3. I don’t know what it says that I audibly sighed when I saw the breakfast for dinner setup. Wow, that looked good 🙂

    Happy birthday to the little dude – and good on you for not allowing a crazy schedule get in the way of your running. I, myself, am packing up in just a few minutes, hoping to get a 10k in before dinner before rehearsal tonight.
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  4. Anne says:

    I agree, starting your day off at the run is the perfect way to kick it off.

    I can’t wait to see the avengers, Chris Evans is absolutely my future husband 🙂

    I was in Saint Augustine Thursday morning, and the weather was absolutely perfect I was really glad I got so lucky ha ha!
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    • runswithpugs says:

      I’m a Jeremy Renner girl, although Chris Evans did have his moments in this one.

      It was so beautiful last week. Hopefully it continues just a little while longer. Almost time for your big trip!!!

  5. All the little boys are so into Minecraft…it’s amazing. I remember when my guys first found it. It was brand new, no big deal. Now it’s huge!
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